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Recommended Articles: Gifted/2e

GTIm - Gifted Brain: Revealed

The Gifted Brain Revealed Unraveling the Neuroscience of the Bright Experience

By Nicole A. Tetreault, PhD 

A literature review on studies about the neuroanatomy of the Gifted Brain

Counselling the GTIm - Gifted

Optimizing favorable outcomes when counseling the gifted: A best practices approach

Steven I Pfeiffer

GTIm - Misdiagnosis of Gifted/2e

Many gifted and talented children (and adults) are being mis-diagnosed by psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals. The most common mis-diagnoses are: ADHD, OD, OCD, and Mood Disorders such as Cyclothymic Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Depression, and Bi-Polar Disorder.

Risks of High Intellegence

High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities

Ruth I.KarpinskiaAudrey M.Kinase KolbabNicole A.TetreaultcThomas B.Borowskid


The Important Role of Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation in ADHD© Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Youtube Link: How to ADHD - A series of helpful videos about understanding and managing symptoms of ADHD

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Identity and GTIm - Gifted

The "Me" Behind the Mask: Intellectually Gifted Students and the Search for Identity

By Miraca U.M. Gross.

Trauma & GTIm - Gifted

The Trauma of the Gifted Child Cynthia S. Mallatt-Grow : A Dissertation for the Faculty of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

April 14, 2019

"the emotional needs and characteristics of those who are considered gifted, especially gifted children, have received little focus, which is much deserved to more fully understand this population" 

The "Burdens of GTIm - Giftedness

There’s No One Way to Be Gifted

By Aurora Holtzman

"Whether giftedness itself is a burden depends entirely on whether you have experienced true understanding from others." (A. Holtzman)

Allergies and GTIm -  Gifted

Allergic tendencies are associated with larger gray matter volumes

H. TakeuchiY. Taki,, R. Kawashima +16 authors 

Published 27 February 2018

An academic research paper on the association with gifted individuals and allergies. 

The Pain of GTIm -  Giftedness

The Problem of Pain

by Stephanie S. Tolan

The pain of being a highly gifted person. Includes a "mini toolkit" for those who love gifted people.

Helping Academic Success: An Academic Study

Neuroanatomical differences in the memory systems of intellectual giftedness and typical development

Taylor Kuhn,Robin et al.

First published: 14 October 2021

"These different neurodevelopmental trajectories suggest different learning strategies."


Books: Readings for Parents

Seen, Heard, and Understood:Parenting & Partnering with Teens for Greater Mental Health
by Lainie Liberti (Author), Miro Siegel (Foreword)

"In normal times, adolescence is not easy. Changes in the external world can amplify internal changes and make it more difficult for teens to cope, let alone thrive. During adolescence, parents often struggle to remain connected with their teens. Lainie Liberti helps parents understand their teen's developmental stages and behaviors in an easy to follow format through stories, research, applied psychology and science-backed tools. Prepared with the right tools, parents can support their teens on a journey towards greater mental health."


Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive

by Daniel J. Siegel  (Author), Mary Hartzell (Author)

explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel  (Author), Tina Payne Bryson  (Author) 

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain Paperback 

by Daniel J. Siegel MD (Author)

"Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways..Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide."

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